Creating Spiritual and Psychological Resilience: Integrating Care in Disaster Relief Work

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2009-10-21
  • Publisher: Routledge

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This book explores the interface between spiritual and psychological care in the context of disaster recovery work, drawing upon recent disasters.

Author Biography

Grant H. Brenner, MD, is a graduate of the William Alanson White Institute, and adjunct assistant clinical professor at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City. Daniel H. Bush, MDiv, serves as an educator at several programs in Jerusalem, including Yakar, Kivunim, the Conservative Yeshiva, and Encounter. Joshua Moses, PhD, was formerly a fellow with the National Institute of Mental Health. He is currently the Director of Research for the New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. vii
Introductionp. xi
Contributorsp. xix
Foundational Considerations for Effective Collaboration
Fundamentals of Collaborationp. 3
An Anthropologist Among Disaster Caregiversp. 19
Disaster Relief Emotional Valuesp. 25
Principles of Risk Communicationp. 39
Ethical and Legal Considerations in Postdisaster Interdisciplinary Collaborationsp. 75
The Psychospiritual Impact of Disaster An Overviewp. 83
Collaboration in Action: Tensions, Challenges, and Opportunities
Collaborating With a Community College in Post-Katrina New Orleans Organizational and Personal Reflectionsp. 97
Working as an Ally to Underserved Communities The Role of Faith, Coordination, and Partnerships in Response to the 2001 World Trade Center Attackp. 105
On Reentering the Chapel Models for Collaborations Between Psychiatrists, Communities of Faith, and Faith-Based Providers After Hurricane Katrinap. 125
Collaboration in Working With Children Affected by Disasterp. 133
Making Referrals Effective Collaboration Between Mental Health and Spiritual Care Practitionersp. 147
"To Do No Harm" Spiritual Care and Ethnomedical Competence Four Cases of Psychosocial Trauma Recovery for the 2004 Tsunami and 2005 Earthquake in South Asiap. 157
Collaboratively Nurturing Resilience After Catastrophic Trauma
Rituals, Routines, and Resiliencep. 181
Fundamentals of Working With (Re)traumatized Populationsp. 195
Reaching Out to Create Moments of Communal Healing Personal Reflections From the Edge of the 9/11 Abyssp. 211
Normative and Diagnostic Reactions to Disaster Clergy and Clinician Collaboration to Facilitate a Continuum of Carep. 219
Indexp. 227
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